Is the original Alien the latest movie to get the reboot?

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Dec 14, 2012

Bloody-Disgusting, citing an anonymous source, reports the rumor that director Ridley Scott's classic 1979 sci-fi horror movie Alien is being remade at 20th Century Fox.

The source, the same one that told the site correctly that Robert Rodriguez would reboot the Predator series, adds that Scott, his brother Tony and Michael Costigan will produce through their Scott Free Productions company, and that commercial/video director Carl Rinsch will direct the remake.

The movie, like the original, will focus on the threat posed by a hostile alien on a ship in space, with a new Ripley (originally played by Sigourney Weaver).